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Syncsort, a global leader in data liberation, integrity and integration solutions for next-generation analytics, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Metron Technology, Ltd., provider of best in class capacity management software, services and education. Metron’s signature athene® solution delivers trend-based forecasting, capacity modeling and planning capabilities that enable enterprises to optimize their data infrastructure to improve performance and control costs, from mainframe to cloud…

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Transactions on the mainframe have increased exponentially with developments like digital payment platforms and mobile apps, adding upward of 30 percent more transactions per customer to the queue in just the past few years. But many organizations are freezing mainframe budgets, not considering the spike in transactions and increasingly demanding service level agreements (SLAs). Why?…

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We need a fresh, modern approach to content management. It may seem like only yesterday that enterprise content management (ECM) systems arrived on the scene, but one-size-fits-all solutions are no longer adequate for today’s complex and hybrid infrastructures. However, the need for a quick fix has driven many enterprises to act tactically rather than strategically, resulting in complicated mixed infrastructures and the need to maintain many dissimilar, but overlapping platforms…

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It’s no secret that the dreaded “skills gap” is affecting the mainframe market. It’s getting harder and harder to find people who know COBOL or Assembler, and organizations that rely on these systems often have open job postings because there’s no perfect match for the positions they’re trying to fill. So what can companies and government agencies that rely on Big Iron do to foster the next generation of mainframers?…

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Centerbridge Partners, L.P. (“Centerbridge”) has announced that it has completed the $1.26 billion acquisition of enterprise software providers Syncsort Incorporated (“Syncsort”) and Vision Solutions, Inc. (“Vision”) from affiliates of Clearlake Capital Group, L.P. (“Clearlake”). As previously announced, Clearlake, which acquired Syncsort in 2015 and Vision in 2016, is retaining a minority ownership stake in the combined company…

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AES is pleased to announce its entry into the growing Microservices and DevOps Arenas with new support for Docker Containers. DevOps is based on implementing a microservices architecture using highly automated containers to build, deploy, provision, manage, and operate enterprise services. Docker is a forerunner in the container technology arena and fueling the most significant change in how businesses deploy applications…

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In January, CA acquired Automic for $640 million and, in April, acquired Veracode for $614 million.

At first glance, CA customers might view these acquisitions positively. Automic had some interesting cloud automation capabilities. Veracode had excellent technology for application security testing. Together, the two acquisitions seemingly support CA’s desperate longing to be relevant in the non-mainframe DevOps toolchain market…

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One of the often overlooked benefits of the introduction of a new mainframe like the Z is cost savings. Even though the machine may cost more, the cost of the performance and capabilities it delivers typically cost less on a per-unit basis. In the case of the new Z, it’s not just a modest drop in price/performance. With the new Z, IBM announced three new Container Pricing models for IBM Z, providing greatly simplified software pricing that promises flexible deployment with competitive economics vs. public clouds and on-premises x86 environments…

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